Congratulations to White Pine Middle School Clorox Power a Bright Future National Grand Prize Grant Winner! Thanks to all who voted! Out of 2500 schools nationwide, White Pine placed first and will receive a $50,000 technology grant! Thank you!
Smarter Balanced Assessment Practice during the Summer Months:
This information is provided by the Michigan Department of Education Bureau of Assessment and Accountability. Smarter Balanced Practice Tests for grades 3 through 8 and 11 in English language arts and mathematics are available online. These tests provide an early look at sets of assessment questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The Practice Tests can be accessed at: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/Practice_Test/default.html . Information about the Practice Tests, including technology requirements (such as compatible web browsers), available accommodations, frequently asked questions, and a user guide are available on the main Smarter Balanced webpage (
) under the heading "Latest News."
There are no login credentials needed for the Practice Test and it can be taken by anyone. The purpose of the Practice Test is to provide exposure to the variety of item types that will be on the operational tests and for users to become familiar with the format and navigation; however, the Practice Tests do not represent an entire "blueprint" for any grade level or content area standards so scores cannot be calculated or feedback given for Practice Tests.
The Practice Tests will remain available during the summer months. If you have questions about the Practice Tests, we direct you first to the manuals, user guides, and classroom activities documentation available at:
Come join the fun at the annual Science and Mathematics Extravaganza for Kids (SMEK) summer camp! SMEK camps are full days of hands-on mathematics and science activities. Explore biology, geometry, chemistry, and more! SMEK will be held on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University on July 22-25 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for grades 5th- 8th. The cost is $180.00 which includes: Make and take projects; snacks and lunch; Recreation time; and a t-shirt. You may contact Saginaw Valley State University to register at
(989)964-4114 or your child may pick up a permission slip in the main office. Registration deadline is June 17th .
Even though the weather is warmer, we still have a dress code. Shorts and skirts must meet the fingertip rule meaning that the skirt or shorts you wear must be as long as your longest finger when your hands are at your side. Even if you have leggings on underneath, whatever you wear over the leggings must meet the fingertip rule. Shoulders must also be covered. If you question whether an article of clothing is going to meet the dress code…. Don't wear it. Page 24 of the student handbook outlines the dress code.
Exam will take place June 4, 5, 6. School will start at 8:40 a.m. as regularly scheduled. Students 6th - 8th grades will take 2 exams a day and then be released at 12:25 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, students will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m. and 8th grade recognition will take place that morning. 8th grade teachers will contact their parents regarding recognition times.
Your child's report card and mid-marks are available online. Directions for accessing the reports are listed below.If you are in need of Skyward access,
please do not hesitate to email or call Julie Brundrett
989-399-8177. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy, please contact the grade level building secretary. Thank you!
Congratulations to Shannon Johnson-8th Grade, She was one of the top 100 students in the state of Michigan to move on to the State Level Geographic Bee. She represented White Pine on April 5, 2013 at Western Michigan University. Way to go Shannon!
The GRASP program is a nine-week correspondence summer program in math and reading for grades K - 8th.Children receive a packet of material containing all 9 lessons to be completed during the summer.The lessons are scored, results recorded, and returned to the parents/children.Children successfully completing (70% accuracy) at least 7 lessons are awarded a certificate, and those successfully completing all 9 lessons receive a medal.There is also an on-line form of GRASP for students in grades 5th - 8th only.To enroll, go to
www.grpublicschools.org/grasp to pay online or to sign up for online GRASP.The fees for summer of 2013 are $38 for one subject and $63 for both math and reading for each child.Each child should be placed at the grade level just completed in school.If there are extenuating circumstances, order the level that is appropriate for your child.You must enroll by June 19, 2013
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Not sure what to do with all the gently used books your student is finished reading?
We can help!Donate them to the White Pine Media Center.
Box Tops are collected in each building. Please send them in with your child. They add up!